Category Archives: Web author: Special Guests

The Mysteries of Creativity

Guest post by science writer Carl Sherman The relationship between creativity and mental illness has fascinated thinkers from the ancient Greeks onward. Van Gogh, Dostoevsky, Jackson Pollock, Hemingway, Tchaikovsky, and Schumann are among the artists, writers, and composers whose great … Continue reading

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When Trauma Treatment Goes Out of the Box

Guest post by science writer Brenda Patoine Yoga. Bodywork. Meditation. Chanting. Role playing. Tapping. Talking. These are all strategies used to try to heal psychological trauma, but only one of them (talk therapy) is backed by rigorous clinical studies of … Continue reading

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NIH Puts ‘Money Where Mouth Is’ Concerning Sex Differences Policy

Guest post by science writer Kayt Sukel Earlier this year, the National Institutes of Health called for a sweeping policy change demanding that sex differences be addressed in future research programs funded by the agency [see Dana story, NIH Calls … Continue reading

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Autism: Human Social Behavior

A vexing burden for millions of children, adults, and families, an enigma and a challenge to researchers: this is autism as Catherine Lord, Ph.D., described it in Columbia University‚Äôs inaugural Brain Insight Lecture, sponsored by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation and … Continue reading

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Prying Open the Window of Treatment for Acute Stroke

The global burden of stroke is immense and growing, and experts have called for a three-pronged approach encompassing prevention, acute treatment and recovery/rehabilitation to stem the tide.
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